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post #7 of Old 11-05-2013
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Re: E.B. White on Sailing

Thanks for that post. It's been years since I read that.

And another recommend for "A Unit of Water...". A very good book. Another one in the same vein of modern builders of wooden boats (and a better book for my money than the Whynott volume) is "Wooden Boats" by Michael Ruhlman. Although Ruhlman has become much better known for his books about food and TV appearances on cooking shows, Wooden Boats shows that he can really delve into the minutae of boat building. In the book, he shows how the Benjamin and Gannon yard on Martha's Vineyard is keeping alive a tradition of craftsmanship, art and an ethos of building things of value that last. A nice contrast to the Maine-centric wooden boat building book by Whynott.
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